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The ShortListen: Pet Shop Boys (no. 253)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Pet Shop Boys

What’s the story? We were already pretty excited about Super, the upcoming thirteenth studio record from Pet Shop Boys after the dark, brooding taster track Inner Sanctum, but now this new song should get fans everywhere eagerly awaiting 1 April. Quite simply, it's hard to imagine a more 'Pet Shop Boys' track than this: four to the floor, nineties house piano, electro strings, intellectual pop-culture referencing lyrics, deadpan delivery, a spoken middle eight and a general juxtaposition of melancholy and euphoria. If you love the Pet Shop Boys, you'll love this. If you don't love the Pet Shop Boys, well, you should probably reassess your life choices.

For fans of: Pet Shop Boys, actually

In three words: Classic dancefloor melancholy

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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